37 Bridge St Gets Quiet

37 Bridge Street


interior courtyard

Back in September, we got a tour of the condo project at 37-43 Bridge Street from the architect. We didn’t post the photos or an update, but the NY Times published an article that referenced 37 Bridge Street this past week, which reminded us about our tour there. The 37 Bridge development in Dumbo (the building is part of the Dumbo Historic District) developed by Baruch Singer, is putting in $30 million to create “45 one- to three-bedroom units as well as town houses in a pair of adjacent red-brick factories, one of which was once owned by the Kirkman soap company.” While touring, we saw that the existing 20 foot diameter steel tanks are being preserved by incorporating them into the apartment design as seen in a video we previously posted.

There are other nice touches the developer, Robert Scarano is building into the design. According to the NY Times article, the development is using sound resistant interior walls called QuietRock, made by Serious Materials. This costs three times as much as regular drywall, and some buyers will gladly pay for the quiet: “1,000-square-foot one-bedrooms at 37 Bridge will probably list for $700,000”.

Other design elements include keeping the existing train tracks that enter into the building as part of the lobby area, creating a large interior courtyard as part of the ‘back yard’ of the three townhouses attached to the building (43 Bridge Street). One criticism of the space, which we share with Brownstoner, is that the individual apartments could be more loft like instead of maximizing the number of one and two bedroom units.

{Getting a Hush for the Money, 11Dec2009, NYTimes}
{Development Watch: Inside 37 Bridge Street, 28Sep2009, Brownstoner}
{37 Bridge Street Update, 14Aug2009}
{Soundproofing Windows in Dumbo, 03Dec2007}